F1: Beyond The Grid Podcast

F1: Beyond The Grid Podcast

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tobinen

5,186 posts

89 months

Thursday 27th June
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Patrick Tambay now up. I found him difficult to follow but he has Parkinson's disease as it turns out.

sgtBerbatov

1,565 posts

25 months

Thursday 27th June
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tobinen said:
Patrick Tambay now up. I found him difficult to follow but he has Parkinson's disease as it turns out.
Looking forward to finding out about him, I wasn't a scratch in my Dad's pants when he was around.

Found Hulkenberg a boring listen. Scheckter was quite interesting, no mention of Thomas though.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,251 posts

140 months

Thursday 27th June
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I didn’t much enjoy the Tambay one, being asked a question and answering “you’ll have to buy my autobiography” was a low blow.

entropy

3,778 posts

147 months

Friday 28th June
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
I didn’t much enjoy the Tambay one, being asked a question and answering “you’ll have to buy my autobiography” was a low blow.
As annoying as it is he is neither the first or last interviewee to mention "buy the book" or "it's in the book"

Other than that how can you not enjoy that interview from a driver who lost friends and peers and unafraid to have a matter-of-fact view of Gilles rather than the more popular romanticised views.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,251 posts

140 months

Friday 28th June
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entropy said:
LaurasOtherHalf said:
I didn’t much enjoy the Tambay one, being asked a question and answering “you’ll have to buy my autobiography” was a low blow.
As annoying as it is he is neither the first or last interviewee to mention "buy the book" or "it's in the book"

Other than that how can you not enjoy that interview from a driver who lost friends and peers and unafraid to have a matter-of-fact view of Gilles rather than the more popular romanticised views.
Dunno? I just didn't. I get where you're coming from but it just didn't come across as an enjoyable listen for me.

SteBrown91

1,320 posts

73 months

Wednesday 3rd July
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KMag is in this weeks. Just listened to it on the way to work and enjoyed it. There’s some stuff about his mclaren days which I wasn’t aware of. Worth a listen.

The Moose

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18,344 posts

153 months

Wednesday 10th July
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Today, Ross Brawn talking about Brawn GP and the 2009 season.

As always, Ross is easy to listen to, although a little diplomatic. I guess to be expected given his position.

Definitely an enjoyable podcast to listen to while walking the dog thumbup

M3ax

944 posts

156 months

Wednesday 10th July
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It's a good week for F1 podcasts. Brawn as above but also Matthew Carter on missed Apex which is always fun. Toto special on bbc one also.

The Moose

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18,344 posts

153 months

Wednesday 10th July
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M3ax said:
It's a good week for F1 podcasts.
I guess due to Silverstone?
M3ax said:
Toto special on bbc one also.
Link please?

M3ax

944 posts

156 months

Wednesday 10th July
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The Moose said:
ink please?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07gg45m
Hope that works. Haven’t quite worked out how to post links from my phonesmile

LaurasOtherHalf

15,251 posts

140 months

Wednesday 10th July
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The Ross Brawn one was interesting, something of a copy of the old Motorsport Magazine one though and not as good I thought.

RobM77

32,594 posts

178 months

Thursday 11th July
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
The Ross Brawn one was interesting, something of a copy of the old Motorsport Magazine one though and not as good I thought.
I listened yesterday evening and enjoyed it. Fascinating guy, and I loved what he did with Brawn GP, but he does send me to sleep a bit! hehe

biggrim

75 posts

119 months

Thursday 11th July
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Really enjoyed the Ross Brawn one this week. Some great insight into the difficult inception of the Brawn F1 team. I'm not sure why, but he seems to remind me of Daddy Pig from Peppa Pig (my 3 year old is right into this at the moment) lol.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,251 posts

140 months

RobM77

32,594 posts

178 months

Thursday 11th July
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biggrim said:
Really enjoyed the Ross Brawn one this week. Some great insight into the difficult inception of the Brawn F1 team. I'm not sure why, but he seems to remind me of Daddy Pig from Peppa Pig (my 3 year old is right into this at the moment) lol.
rofl

rival38

179 posts

89 months

Wednesday 17th July
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Derek Warwick interview released today.Comes over as a very honest and straight forward fellow,which I am sure he is in life. The unreliability of the cars he drove must have been a severe test of commitment but I suppose all the drivers of the day had the same issues to an extent. A couple of great anecdotes about a few better known characters and a very nice hat tip to a certain Sky presenter at the end. Possibly my favorite in the series so far and previously a driver I knew very little about even though he drove in getting on for 150 GP`s.

LaurasOtherHalf

15,251 posts

140 months

Saturday 20th July
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Not a dry eye in the house listening to Derek’s, what a lovely bloke and so sad what happened to his brother.

I was stood in front of it when it happened, my first visit to a race circuit.

rdjohn

3,563 posts

139 months

Sunday 21st July
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rival38 said:
Derek Warwick interview released today.Comes over as a very honest and straight forward fellow,which I am sure he is in life. The unreliability of the cars he drove must have been a severe test of commitment but I suppose all the drivers of the day had the same issues to an extent. A couple of great anecdotes about a few better known characters and a very nice hat tip to a certain Sky presenter at the end. Possibly my favorite in the series so far and previously a driver I knew very little about even though he drove in getting on for 150 GP`s.
I had no real plans to listen prior to reading your review. It really is excellent.

Despite being a household name, as we did not have social media back then, it is amazing how little we actually knew about a driver if they were not at the front every weekend.

So it was great to have him fill in the gaps in such an honest and open way.

Teddy Lop

1,492 posts

11 months

Sunday 21st July
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rdjohn said:
I had no real plans to listen prior to reading your review. It really is excellent.

Despite being a household name, as we did not have social media back then, it is amazing how little we actually knew about a driver if they were not at the front every weekend.

So it was great to have him fill in the gaps in such an honest and open way.
Derek's was a great one, some real highs and lows.

Schumacher's team mate made me laughlaugh

Crafty_

11,413 posts

144 months

Sunday 21st July
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I've been catching up on these recently.

Warwick came across as very honest, the bits about Paul clearly came from the heart and even after all this time obviously difficult to talk about, yet not long after he tells us the Schumacher story - highs and lows indeed.

The Lewis one was quite disarming I thought, I think a lot of people expect him to be the rapper-esque egomainiac that the press makes him out to be. Just sounds like he's enjoying his racing more than ever but become a much more rounded person than his Mclaren "upbringing" did.

Someone should sit Brundle down and get him to tell them all the stories, he's emmintently listenable.

Generally I think the quality of BTG is very good.

Can you imagine if this sort of thing was about when we still had people like Ken Tyrell, John Cooper, Piers Courage, Clark, Chapman etc ? I think it would have been very interesting to hear what they had to say.

Some years ago Herbert did an "audience with.." kind of tour that had the same sort of feel and he took questions from the audience. It'd be good to have the same sort of thing or podcast episodes with multiple people, I'm sure more off track stories would find their way out.

Its US centric, but you might like the "dinner with racers" series. They are typically longer than BTG (especially when they couldn't shut Bobby Unser up biggrin ). There is a recent one with Derek bell and an older one with Brian Redman along with many others - I liked Bobby Allison's one ".. then he went to beating his nose on my fists..". The Don Garlits one tells an incredible story and the very first one with Andy Lally and cheating in NASCAR is pretty funny too. Lots and lots of names past and present https://www.dinnerwithracers.com you should find it on most podcast listings.